Just popping on to let you know that I had my little surgery this morning and everything is fine. There was very little pain - I think the very bottom edge didn't get numbed quite enough, so I felt a little zap every now and then, but it wasn't traumatic or anything. The doctor, a very nice, older gentleman, chatted with me while he worked. If you know me in real life, you know talking is my way of letting you know all is right in my world, so being able to talk while it was going on was a good thing! ;) He teased me that I was getting a free mini-facelift this morning. I just hope it's not very noticeable or I'll have to get the other side done! LOL
The doctor did reassure me that this type of skin cancer is very mild and is never life-threatening. I also asked him about something I'd read online after I was diagnosed. I'd read that what you could see on the skin was the "tip of the iceberg" and that there was always a lot more under the skin. He said the opposite is true: what you see on the skin is most of it, and there is very little under the skin. I think I'll believe the plastic surgeon who's removed thousands of them; wouldn't you?!
He'll be sending the lesion for further testing to make sure he got it all, and I'm to see him in two weeks. My stitches will dissolve on their own in about a week, and I can go about my normal routines as far as washing my face and all that. I have a huge bandage on there right now, but I can take that off tonight. The funniest thing is that I can't raise my right eyebrow! It's stuck, so when I look up, I feel like I'm peeking out from under a shelf or something! LOL
So many of you have sent messages saying you're praying for me or encouraging me with stories of yourselves or loved ones having the same surgery. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so kind and thoughtful! I treasure your friendship!